Monday, February 21, 2011

2011 IRON DOG SNOWMOBILE RACE


Sara Palin says good-by to her husband Todd Palin as he gets ready to run the 2011 Iron Dog Snowmobile Race in Big Lake Alaska on Sunday Feb. 20, 2011 with his partner Eric Quam. The racers will travel to Nome and then to Fairbanks for the finish of the world's longest snowmobile race.
Todd Palin is a four-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog.
For more current news click the Iron Dog website here
PHOTO CREDITS ON THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS go to BILL ROTH
 THE RACE IS 2031 MILES 
If it's in Alaska it's got to be BIG.
*Nan's note: Not for your average Joe




There are 28 in teams of two.

9 comments:

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Nan! I just loved your book club tour! What a beautiful home! You didn't tell us what book you are reading. I would love to know. I am reading The Recipe Club about life long pen pals who reconnect after some terrible event. Each chapter features a recipe sent to each other. Very intriguing. When I look at this racing post, all I can think of is our big white puppy could be a sled dog! She's that big! Have a great week Nan! Elizabeth

A Vintage Chic said...

Great photos, Nan! What an exciting race...you really DO do things big up there, my friend!

Julie

Jacqueline said...

I have been to Anchorage in Feb. with ice up to the windows of the Sheraton and the race going on. It was a trip I'll never forget.
I love your Alaskan wilderness adventures. What an awesome place!
Off to the store, my sweet labor of love.

Anita - Soaring Eagle said...

Wow, very cool - I bet Sarah Palin is so proud of her husband! That sure is a long way to go! What an experience they all must have, something they will never forget!

Stevie said...

Amazing Nan! I bet it's quite the race! My aunt use to live in Anchorage, she was stationed up there. Thank you for sharing happenings in your beautiful state!

Miranda said...

Great pics!! Were you able to actually go and watch them take off? We missed the Yukon Quest ending because we're snowed in here, but I really want to experience some fun things. The Iron Dog seems like an amazing and grueling race to experience.

gpc said...

What an extreme sport! I wish them all well.

My Vintage Mending said...

Hi Nan, my boys loved these. They wanted to know if the wiems were involved. I assured them they were comfortable on a quilt inside...Renee

Tracy Suzanne said...

Here in Florida we just go round and round in circles in Daytona. Ha-ha. Now the Iron Dog sounds like a real race. How long does it usually take them to finish?

OO's...Tracy :)

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